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Brimming no more, Beer Café, Olive, et al. need to cut costs to survive with 50% occupancy

To maintain social-distancing norms, the government has mandated bars and restaurants to operate only at 50% of their capacity. This, in the short term, is more expensive than keeping the outlet shut. Many may shutter down, and only a few with healthy balance sheets will be able to survive the pandemic, provided they re-engineer their teams, costs, and menu.
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15 Sep 2020 9 Mins Read 0 comment
A staff member cleans an alcohol bottle ahead of the reopening of bars after the Delhi government gave relaxations and allowed all bars to operate from September 9. Getty Images
A staff member cleans an alcohol bottle ahead of the reopening of bars after the Delhi government gave relaxations and allowed all bars to operate from September 9.
Are you missing the post-work drinks at your favourite pub? Well, the bars too are waiting with bated breath for their patrons to return. While initial months of the lockdown were dealt with extreme severity, things are slowly moving towards normalcy with phased unlocks. But for a few businesses, it is still a long road to recovery. Take
they might choose more premium experiences to dine,” says Singh from Olive Bar and Kitchen. The pandemic will essentially churn out the below-average performers – restaurants that were already hanging by the thread in terms of their cost structures. The ones with healthy balance sheets will face a lean winter and mostly survive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Are you missing the post-work drinks at your favourite pub? Well, the bars too are waiting with bated breath for their patrons to return. While initial months of the lockdown were dealt with extreme severity, things are slowly moving towards normalcy with phased unlocks. But for a few businesses, it is still a long road to recovery. Take they might choose more premium experiences to dine,” says Singh from Olive Bar and Kitchen. The pandemic will essentially churn out the below-average performers – restaurants that were already hanging by the thread in terms of their cost structures. The ones with healthy balance sheets will face a lean winter and mostly survive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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